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Kawika Shoji


Kawika Shoji

Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
Birth Year: 1987
Height: 6-3 (198cm)
Weight: 194 (88kg)
College: Stanford
Joined Team: 2010


  • Won a 2014 World League gold medal
  • Named 2010 AVCA Men’s DI-II Player of the Year as he led Stanford to the NCAA National Championship
  • Co-Most Outstanding Player along with teammate Brad Lawson at the 2010 NCAA tournament, also on the All-Tournament Team


  • Played in the 2014 FIVB World Championship
  • Has played three winter seasons for the Berlin Recycling Volleys in Germany and led them to two league titles.
  • Served as team captain for the 2011 U.S. Pan American Cup team that won the gold medal in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Competed with the 2011 U.S. A2 Team that finished second at the Pan American Cup in Quebec
  • Played libero for the 2007 Men’s Junior National Team that finished seventh at the FIVB World Championship
  • Was the starting setter for the 2006 Men’s Junior Team that finished second at the NORCECA Continental Championship in Mexico
  • Was named Best Setter at the 2004 NORCECA Boys’ Youth Championship as the U.S. won gold in Mexico City
  • Two-time AVCA First Team All-American at Stanford
  • Lettered four years in volleyball and golf and three years in basketball at Iolani School in Honolulu
  • Four-time Junior National Championship all-tournament choice with the Outrigger Canoe Volleyball Club
  • Parents are Dave and Mary Shoji. Father is University of Hawaii women's volleyball coach and has won four national titles in 34 seasons. He also has the most wins in NCAA DI women’s volleyball history. Mother played basketball at Hawaii
  • Married wife Megan in 2014
  • Has a brother, Erik (1989) and a sister Cobey (1979). Erik plays libero for the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team
    Graduated from Stanford in 2010 with a degree in political science

“He earned the respect of coaches around the country by leading the Stanford program back to national prominence. He’s been the core guy to get this program turned around. We’ve been able to recruit talented players around him, but he makes the whole thing work.” Stanford Head Coach John Kosty in the SFGate

“I think we’ve always had the dream. But I don’t know if I could have told you 10 or 15 years ago that we’d be playing together on the national team.” Kawika Shoji on playing with his brother Erik

Hey, America, We are Your Players, Too! – The Cauldron
Brothers Berlin –
Shoji brothers are a big part of No. 1 Stanford’s volleyball family – The Denver Post

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2015 – NORCECA Champions Cup (Silver Medal) 2014 – FIVB World Championship… FIVB World League (Gold Medal) 2013 – FIVB World League. 2012 – Pan American Cup (Gold Medal). 2011 – World University Games… Pan American Cup (Silver Medal). 2007 – FIVB Men’s Junior World Championship (7th). 2006 – NORCECA Men’s Junior Championship (Silver Medal). 2004 – NORCECA Boys’ Youth Championship (Gold Medal).

Last updated May, 2015

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